Smoke and Ice (repost from 2011)

Today’s post of new cats is at http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/new-cats-in-town. On this date back in 2011 it was dry with smoke from fires darkening the skies and blotting out the sun. Today we got 1/3 of an inch of rain.

Originally posted June 14, 2011: The smoke was blowing in on my way home tonight and the sky looked interesting at the light at Alameda and 2nd Street, so I pulled off at the little ice house and got a photo of the cloudy, smoky sky with ice ads in the foreground. Laurie found a porcupine quill in Puck’s fur tonight. I’ll photograph it tomorrow, but this porcupine might end up being a problem. I thought the cats had enough sense not to mess with them, but maybe not. Their instinct to go after rodents, even though the rodents are three times larger and very prickly, might just be too much for their kitty sense. At least Puck’s kitty sense, apparently. He tries to be a tough cat, but messing with porcupines is a bit much. Then there are flies with major attitude, like the one pictured tonight. This fly was ready to take on the camera lens, or maybe its own reflection in the filter was getting it riled up, but it was ready to fight one way or the other.

Gladiolus

The Week: April 13th — 19th

Photo of the Day, Etc for the week of April 13th — April 19th:

April 13th: Ride of Spring — http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/4/ride-of-spring

April 14th: Cool car — http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/4/mg-1600

April 15th: iFly — http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/4/ifly

April 16th: Sunset — http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/4/sunset

April 17th: Annoying cat photos* — http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/4/anticipation

April 18th: Tunnel — http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/4/tunnel

April 19th: Roadrunner on rails — http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/4/rail-runner

*Wow only on set of cat photos this week!

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